Final (Timed Essay)
Final Essay Prompt
Review the essays (you should have already read them, they will be example essays we’ve already discussed). Make sure you understand them before you write your response.
Remember the guidelines you’ve studied on how to write a rhetorical analysis, including the rhetorical analysis prompt, the example essays, our text, and the handouts—all of which you can use. Use them in writing your response. Feel free to review them now, but remember the clock is ticking.
I would make yourself a scratch outline before you write. Your response should be an essay which is at least 3 paragraphs long. Your evidence should consist mainly of quotations from the essay, and your analysis and evaluation of those quotations.
Your thesis should probably be that the essay is 1) effective, 2) ineffective, or 3) partially effective in convincing the reader that the author’s world view is correct. You should follow this with a plan of development, laying out your arguments.
I wouldn’t worry about a hook, or a long summary at the end of the essay. While I often encourage synthesis, please DO NOT relate any long stories about your life in your response. That would miss the point of the question and get you a poor grade.
You should take no longer than two and a half hours to write your response.
Proofreading is always a good idea.
If you fail this test, you will NOT have an opportunity to revise.
Please write an essay comparing and contrasting the rhetorical strategies of the essays “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” and “Why Men Still Can’t Have It All.”
This is they say I say book where you will find the essay